Published on May 10th, 2017 | by WMJledger



Martin Israel, 91, of Worcester, died April 3. He was the widower of Edith (Haas) Israel. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Jacob and Sarah (Chase) Israel. He served as a fighter pilot flying P-38’s during World War II. He attended Washington University in St. Louis under the GI bill. He got his degree in Architectural Engineering and was president of his fraternity AEPhi. He and his brother, Leonard, built hundreds of homes and many apartments during his long career. He belonged to the Home Builders Association, serving as president in 1964, and participated in many other service organizations including the Probus Club, the Jewish War Veterans, and the Rotary Club. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Home Builders Association. He was a member of Temple Emanuel, now Temple Emanuel Sinai. He is survived by two daughters, Karen Israel of Worcester, and Cheryl Israel and her husband, David, of Houston; and two grandsons, Michael and Alex Hoyal. He was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard Israel and Stanley Israel; and by a sister, Florence (Israel) Palmer of Middletown, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., Attn: Online Services, PO Box 97166, Washington, DC 20090-7166; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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